Politics of American Education

ISBN-10: 0415884403
ISBN-13: 9780415884402
Edition: 2011
Authors: Joel Spring
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York.His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

Preface
Introduction: The Politics of Education and the Politics of Knowledge
Educational Governance and Competing Voices
What Do People Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
From the Local to the Global in School Governance
Civil Society and Schooling
Politicians and Educational Ideologies
The Education Business: Making Money and Influencing Schools
Politics of School Finance and the Economics of Education
Global Education Politics and the United States
Human Capital: Dominant Global Education Ideology
The Human Capital Education Paradigm
Conclusion: Questions
What Do People Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do Politicians Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Does the Media Talk About When It Talks About Schools?
What Do Parents Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do the World's Richest Man and Foundation Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do School Administrators Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do Black and Latino Educators Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
What Do Students Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
Conclusion: So What Do People Talk About When They Talk About Schools?
From the Local to the Global in School Governance
Forms of Representation
State Governance
Federal Government
Federal Influence and the Race to the Top
Local Control: School Boards
Local Control: Mayoral Governance
Patterns in Local Politics of Education
Dominated Communities
Factional Communities
Pluralistic Communities
Inert Communities
Summary: Educational Governance in the United States
Global Influences
Civil Society
Conclusion-.School Governance and Ideology
Civil Society and Schooling
Power, Money, and Civil Society
Types of Associations
Special Interest Groups
Foundations and Think Tanks: America's Shadow Government
Foundations as Shadow Educational Policy-Makers
Think Tanks as Shadow Educational Policy-Makers
Professional Organizations
Teachers Unions
Conclusion: A Thousand Points of Light
Politicians and Educational Ideologies
Cultural Conservatism and American Exceptionalism
Liberal Cultural Values and Multiculturalism
Cultural Conservatives, Moral Instruction, and Evolution
Cultural Liberals and Moral Values
Free Markets and School Choice
Liberals and Regulated Markets
Cultural Conservatives: Poverty is a Matter of Character in a Free Market
Cultural Liberals: Poverty and Equal Educational Opportunity
Conclusion: Human Capital and Alternative Ideologies
The Education Business: Making Money and Influencing Schools
The Publishing Industry, Texas, and Open-Source Texts
Texas' Politics and Textbook Publishing
The Politics of Open-Source Textbooks
For-Profit and Franchised Educational Services
Educational Management Organizations: Charter Schools
Supplementary Education Services: The Shadow Education System
Franchising the Shadow Education System
Multinational Testing Corporations
Conclusion: Ideology and the Education Business
Politics of School Finance and the Economics of Education
Does Money Matter?
Economic Self-Interest and School Finance
The Politics of Unequal Funding and School Finance
Judicial Involvement in School Finance: Equity
Judicial Involvement in School Finance: Adequacy
Federal, State, and Local Spending on Education
Financial Crisis: How Should Educational Monies Be Distributed?
Educational Administrators
Teachers
Framework for Understanding the Politics of School Finance
Who Should Pay?
How Should Educational Monies Be Distributed?
How Should Money for Education Be Collected?
How Much Money Should Be Spent on Education?
School Finance in a Global Context
The Economics of Schooling in the Global Labor Market
Conclusion
Global Education Politics and the United States
Benchmarking Global Standards and Tests
Global Academic Olympics: OECD and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
The World Bank: Human Capital in Developing Nations
United Nations and the World Bank: Global Networks
Millennium Goals, Global Networks, and Human Capital Education
Brain Gain and Brain Drain: Human Capital and Multiculturalism
The Global Education Business
Conclusion: The Global Cloud
Political Control of Education in a Democratic Society: Proposal for Amendment to U.S. Constitution
The Problem of Majority Rule
The Power of Special Interest Groups
The Political Use of Schools
Education Amendment to U.S. Constitution
Conclusion: Globalization and National Systems of Education
Index

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